Rosemary's baby

Posted: Mar 24, 2006 12:06 AM
Rosemary DePaolo’s administration is beaming with joy as the University of North Carolina - Wilmington prepares to host Kanye West for a spring concert on its beautiful seaside campus. Every three years or so, the campus invites a prominent black entertainer to prove how much the school welcomes, accepts, and truly loves its several dozen black students. The school also truly loves both of its black professors.

The last prominent black entertainer hired by UNCW was Ludacris who bragged about running over “b**ches and hos” in his “b**ch-and-ho-mobile.” For the bargain price of $120,000 he also sang his classic ballad “move b**ch.” The next year, when two female students were murdered, Chancellor DePaolo argued that UNCW had created the best possible climate for women on campus. The university feminists can take some solace in the fact that rappers Ludacris and West don’t hate women as much as they hate white people.

Most people know Kanye West from his appearance with Mike Myers on a live television fundraiser organized for victims of Hurricane Katrina. West used the fund-raiser to accuse the media of racism and also took a shot at President Bush with the following:

“I hate the way they portray us in the media. You see a black family, it says, ‘They're looting.’ You see a white family, it says, ‘They're looking for food.’ …So anybody out there that wants to do anything that we can help - with the way America is set up to help the poor, the black people, the less well-off, as slow as possible. I mean, the Red Cross is doing everything they can. We already realize a lot of people that could help are at war right now, fighting in another way – and they’ve given them permission to go down and shoot us!”

And then he uttered this now-infamous line: “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.”

In July of 2005, West appeared on stage in a show created by Bob Geldorf, which was aimed at ending poverty. During the show, West made references to “man-made diseases placed in African communities.” This was a reference to his belief that AIDS was introduced to Africa by the US government through the polio vaccine. West criticized politicians for riding in Bentleys and Mercedes Benzes but some articles on the rapper have referenced his ownership of 12 different vehicles. That’s enough room for a lot of b**ches and hos!

West’s paranoia isn’t limited to HIV. In a song called “Crack Music”, he raps, “How we stop the Black Panthers? Ronald Reagan cooked up an answer.” In the second verse he raps, “Who gave Saddam anthrax? George Bush got the answer.” Lyrics suggesting a conspiracy to kill blacks with crack and supply a former Iraqi dictator with weapons of mass destruction are just the thing for a rising institution of higher learning.

Many readers are familiar with the recent cover of Rolling Stone magazine. On it, Kanye West appears as Jesus - complete with facial scars, a tunic, and a crown of thorns - with a look of scorn on his face. The picture is captioned with the words, “The Passion of Kanye West.” Taken at its worst, this is an absolute insult to Christians. That someone like West would portray his personal struggles with the torture endured by our Savior is as offensive as any Danish cartoon. Remember that among the topics covered in the article within the magazine is a discussion of West’s addiction to pornography. Not very Christ-like if you want the naked truth.

Two of West’s album titles are “College Dropout” and “Late Registration.” No wonder Rosemary DePaolo’s administration is bragging about the appearance of West. He’s an intellectual giant with insatiable intellectual curiosity!

West’s songs portray dropping out of school in a positive light. They also attempt to portray those who stay in school as people who are wasting time and money and who will eventually end up in dead-end jobs (like working at the Gap) while West is making his millions as a performer. Many songs contain the words “nigga” and several variations of the word “f**k” (often preceded by “mutha”).

Some select song lyrics that UNCW students will be hearing at the concert are listed below: (WARNING: explicit language)

From his song “All Falls Down”; “I say f**k the police, that’s how I treat ‘em.” From his song “Spaceship”; “If my manager insults me again I will be assaulting him. After I f**k the manager up, then I’m gonna’ shorten the register up. Let’s go back, back to the Gap. Look at my check, wasn’t no scratch. So if I stole, wasn’t my fault. Yeah, I stole, never got caught. They take me to the back and pat me, askin’ me about some khakis. But let some black people walk in, I bet they show off their token blackie.” From his song “The New Workout Plan”; “It’s a party tonight and ooh she’s so excited. Tell me who’s invited – you, your friends, and my d**k.” From his song “Breathe In, Breathe Out”; “Now even though I went to college and dropped out of school quick, I always had a Ph.D. – a pretty huge d**k. Ladies tired of getting’ ripped off by guys like this, and giving head is like a whale using the toothpick.”

Of course, all of this speech is protected by the First amendment in my view. But the larger question is why sexist, racist and anti-Christian performers like West actually receive praise from our university administration. The answer is that such praise is consistent with Rosemary DePaolo’s philosophy of campus diversity. Her administration has given birth to a philosophy which seeks to hold black people to the lowest possible standards – intellectually and otherwise – in order to prove that UNCW is not a racist institution.

Clearly, whites and women are not the only ones who should be upset by the administration’s patronizing view of blacks. That’s one thing fo’ shizzle.

Mike S. Adams will speak at UNC-Charlotte at 7 pm on March 28th in Room 120, in Woodward Hall.